Career Change Award
The Career Change Awards are to assist women who are changing the focus of their career and entering a non-traditional field for women.
The NHWT Peg Hutchison Career Change Award was awarded in 2016 to Jane Tito to support her training to become a Web Developer.
Peg was Treasurer for New Horizons for Women from 1992 to March 2007. Peg Hutchison was an accountant when that was not usual for women. There is a story that Peg left one firm when they refused to make her a partner because she was a woman. Peg Hutchison was closely involved at local, national and international level with NZFGW and was made a member Emerita by this organisation. She was highly committed to the principles and work of NZFGW. She was also a companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. She was an advocate for women’s rights in the workplace and women’s tertiary education. She was also involved with conservation and environmental issues and was involved in voluntary work with the Trust that set up what is now called Zealandia.